roll over

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roll over (third-person singular simple present rolls over, present participle rolling over, simple past and past participle rolled over)

  1. (intransitive) To make a rolling motion or turn.
    The SUV rolled completely over.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      That night, and for many nights after, the Velveteen Rabbit slept in the Boy’s bed. At first he found it rather uncomfortable, for the Boy hugged him very tight, and sometimes he rolled over on him, and sometimes he pushed him so far under the pillow that the Rabbit could scarcely breathe.
  2. (transitive) To cause a rolling motion or turn.
    The mob rolled the SUV completely over.
  3. (intransitive, followed by to) To give in to.
    He doesn't meekly roll over to all her demands.
  4. To reinvest funds from a maturing financial security in the same or similar investment.
  5. To reinvest funds from a lottery into a subsequent one, because nobody won it
  6. (transitive, computing) To move the cursor over.
    • 2004, Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell, Macromedia Studio MX 2004
      In this task, you'll revisit the button symbol so that it reacts when the user rolls over it.
  7. (intransitive) To increment, especially back to an initial value.
    • 2001, Mark Lutz, Programming Python: Object-Oriented Scripting check if the system time has rolled over to the next second.
    • 2005, Michael Koryta, Tonight I Said Goodbye
      The dashboard clock rolled over to midnight, and a song lyric popped into my head: lonely midnight drivers, drifting out to sea.